View Full Version : Subaru debuts production BRZ sport coupe

11-28-2011, 09:15 PM
Filed under: Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/), Performance (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Japan (http://www.autoblog.com/category/japan/), Tokyo Motor Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/tokyo-motor-show/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/)

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Toyoto's UK division spilled the beans on the production GT 86 (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/26/europes-toyota-gt-86-sports-car-revealed-arrives-june-2012/) over the holiday weekend, and now Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/) has let loose on its version of this jointly developed sports coupe: the BRZ (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/brz/). Not surprisingly, most of the details we know about both models are identical, including their naturally aspirated 2.0-liter horizontally opposed boxer engines, your choice of 6-speed manual or automatic (with shift paddles) transmissions, rear-wheel-drive layout and low center of gravity.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/11/brz2-opt.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2013-subaru-brz/#photo-4640480) Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota) states that the GT 86's engine will produce 197 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Likewise, Subaru says its version will make a nice, round 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. Subaru also revealed a couple of tidbits that Toyota left out, including a svelte curb weight of 2,689 pounds and a standard tire size will be 215/45R17 rubber.

As for the car's design, there's nothing here we haven't seen before in the various concept iterations of the BRZ (and FT-86 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ft-86/), for that matter). It's up to you to decide whether or not that's a good thing, but we'll just say we think the BRZ's better angle is from the rear.

Follow the jump (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/2011/11/28/subaru-debuts-production-brz-sport-coupe/#continued) to read Subaru's official press release, and stay tuned on Wednesday when we go hunting for live shots of the BRZ at the Tokyo Motor Show (http://www.autoblog.com/tokyo-motor-show/).Continue reading Subaru debuts production BRZ sport coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/28/subaru-debuts-production-brz-sport-coupe/)

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